Category: Kabrina Chang

6 ways social media can ruin your life

May 25th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Alicia Ann Lynch probably didn’t think twice before she posted the photo of herself in the outfit she’d put together for her office Halloween party: a Victoria’s Secret running skirt, blue T-shirt, and road-race bib, accessorized by a faux gash on her forehead and bloody, bruised legs. The 22-year-old Michigan resident uploaded the photo to her Instagram and Twitter accounts, as she had done with so many photos before, hashtagging it #boston #marathon #runner. Her costume: a Boston Marathon bombing victim…

Expert quote:

“But, yes, these days, Facebook can get you fired.”

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State bill would keep your passwords from prying eyes

May 24th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Kabrina Chang, School of Management

Your password to Facebook and other social media sites may soon be getting tough legal protection. The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday that would make it illegal for businesses and schools to ask employees and students to hand over social media passwords and user names…

Expert quote:

“Employees are paying attention to what we do online more and more. It’s unrealistic to think they won’t.”

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Recreational Marijuana – Just Because It’s Legal, That Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Get You Fired

May 21st, 2014 in 2014, International Business Times, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Kabrina Chang, School of Management

Judging from the talk filtering out of the highest offices of American law enforcement, one might conclude that smoking marijuana is no longer much of a threat to keeping one’s job. This week, due to the widespread use of marijuana among hackers, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said his agency may need to revisit its strict prohibition against hiring pot smokers if it wants to strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities…

Expert quote:

“There’s this misconception where people think, ‘It’s legal in my state, so I can’t get fired.’ None of that is true.”

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Can you get fired for smoking medical marijuana?

May 9th, 2014 in 2014, Fortune, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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By Kabrina Kebrel Chang, School of Management

Acceptance of medical marijuana, and the patients who medicate with marijuana, is sweeping state legislatures across the country. Of the 21 states that have passed laws addressing medical marijuana, nine have done so in the past three years. A growing number of Americans appear willing to allow those with chronic illness or pain to alleviate their symptoms with the plant, quite apart from the issue of recreational use, which Colorado and Washington state recently approved…

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Late-hour work e-mailing sends unsettling message

April 16th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Many nights, the e-mails from his boss arrived between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. — “no-man’s land,” in Michael Bodnar’s words…

Expert quote:

“It could constitute overtime and when the line between work and not work is blurred, it raises all sorts of liability issues.”

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Medical marijuana could put employers in bind

February 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Kabrina Chang, School of Management

The state’s new medical marijuana law will force hard choices on employers and workers — forcing some to fire medicinal pot users while others will have to make tough calls on whether employees’ drug use is interfering with their work…

Expert quote:

“If you’re an employee who medicates with marijuana, there are very few laws that protect you if you fail your company’s drug tests.”

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Medical Marijuana Users in Massachusetts Could Lose Their Jobs

February 5th, 2014 in 2014, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Kabrina Chang, School of Management

Anti-discrimination laws won’t protect medical marijuana patients in the workplace in Massachusetts. Because marijuana remains a federally scheduled drug, and the state’s recent medical marijuana law doesn’t outline employers’ obligations, registered patients in the Commonwealth will be at risk of losing their jobs or not being hired as a result of legally prescribed medication…

Expert quote:

“For the communities that pass specifically medical marijuana laws, it never occurred to them that the people they were trying to help would lose their jobs. I think people getting fired, that’s going to raise public awareness.”

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Are Medical Marijuana Users in Rhode Island Risking Their Jobs?

February 5th, 2014 in 2014, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Rhode Island is one of only a handful of states to extend employment protections to medical marijuana users. But the impact of workplace policies on medical marijuana remains murky for many. Are patients really protected?..

Expert quote:

“At the end of the day it’s still illegal under federal law, and that gives employers a lot of rights. For the communities that pass specifically medical marijuana laws, it never occurred to them that the people they were trying to help would lose their jobs.”

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Beware medical marijuana users – you can be fired

January 31st, 2014 in 2014, Boston Business Journal, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Legal precedent shows that employers have the right to fire workers who use marijuana, even if they are patients who can legally use the drug as part of the state’s medical marijuana law…

Expert quote:

“It’s counter-intuitive, because many people with conditions like cancer and chronic pain can work, and ideally we’d like them to work, but the reality is that you are likely to be fired.”

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Ethics: In the Real World, Kant Can’t Help (but Here’s What Does)

December 18th, 2013 in 2013, Business Week, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Management 0 comments

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By Kabrina Chang, School of Management

Every decade or so, scandals rock the business world and revive a long-running debate about the place of ethics in the business school curriculum…

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